Accidental Grape JellyPosted: October 21, 2011
We received a few bunches of beautiful looking concord grapes a while back from some friends’ CSA. Not knowing what to do with them besides munch away, I though to make a grape syrup to use with our counter-top seltzer maker. I combined the grapes with a cup or so of sugar and a cup or two of water and waited for the magic to happen.
I think I waited too long for aforementioned magic. When I pressed the grapes through a fine sieve and then transported the contents into a jar for cooling, the next day I found the seal clamped tight. Laboriously trying to open the jar, I found out that my “syrup” had really turned to grape jelly. I’m not complaining. We’ve had some with PB on sandwiches and, even better, using a tablespoon of jam and a tablespoon of peanut butter mixed in with frozen bananas to create a type of vegan “ice-cream”. Jam all that into a food processor until smooth and then enjoy with a big spoon. Happy accidents.